Head coach James Franklin is thrilled to announce Penn State Football's 2014 signing class. Today begins an exciting new chapter for the Nittany Lion football program as Franklin and the coaching staff welcomes a collection of talent that will work to continue the tradition of championship-level football on the field and academic excellence in the classroom.
At Penn State, student-athletes are able to achieve all of their dreams, and the 2014 signees are set to embark on a journey at one of the finest institutions in the world.
"You can get a world-class education and play football at the very highest level," Franklin said. "You have the opportunity to live in a great town that is passionate about its team. The Penn State fan base is unrivaled in the country. To me, that is special. When I walk around this campus, the thing that just jumps out at me is the pride that people have in Penn State."
Visiting all corners of the nation, including every inch of Pennsylvania, as well as from California to Florida, the coaching staff worked tirelessly during the past three weeks to secure top talent to join the Nittany Lions. Franklin and his staff today delivered on a promise to Penn State fans by signing a recruiting class among the nation's best that will bolster the depth across the roster.
"We've worked at a lot of different institutions that tried to compete in recruiting against Penn State University, and it was always an unbelievable challenge because this school has everything that young men are looking for; this school has everything that families are looking for," said Franklin.
Congratulations to Coach Franklin and his staff on their recruiting efforts since they set foot in Happy Valley. The 2014 signing class is the first step in creating a championship level program in the new era of Penn State Football.
"We are going to work very, very hard to put a team on the field and in this community that everyone can take great pride in," Franklin said.
Join us in welcoming the 2014 signing class. We Are!